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11 November 2019

Waste industry hit by flood disruption

Flooding across the UK this weekend has caused disruption to a number of waste and recycling services.


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15 October 2019

Exeter approves three-weekly collections


Exeter city council has approved changes to its household waste collection service – which will see residents’ residual waste collected every three weeks. The executive committee unanimously supported plans for a weekly ...

14 October 2019

Used cardboard prices down with talk of ‘crisis’


Strong warnings are being sounded by the UK’s recovered paper sector that rebates to retailers and local authorities are having to be slashed for used cardboard. And the concerns come as the paper division president of the ...

14 October 2019

Queen confirms plans for Environment Bill


Her Majesty Queen today confirmed in her speech to Parliament that environmental measures on a number of fronts are to be included in the government’s programme for the next Parliamentary session – and she mentioned "plastic pollution".

14 October 2019

35-Under-35 Status Holders 2019 announced


This year’s rising stars of the waste and recycling industry have been shortlisted and announced within the 35-under-35 Awards. The 35 listed for 2019 come from across the recycling and waste sector and have been named as “...

14 October 2019

Councils need not worry over DRS, says shadow minister


EXCLUSIVE: Local authorities should not be concerned about losing money if a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) is implemented, Labour’s Shadow Waste and Recycling Minister has told He also supports ...

11 October 2019

Kent councils pair begin ‘£56 million’ procurement


Dover and Folkestone & Hythe district councils have this month begun a joint procurement process for an eight-year collections contract, which has been valued at an estimated £56 million. The new contract for the two councils...

11 October 2019

Cornwall delay after ‘unaffordable’ bids


Cornwall council has extended the procurement process for its waste and recycling collection contract after the local authority failed to receive an affordable bid. The authority’s cabinet was told that the process for finding a...

10 October 2019

Number plate system for Greater Manchester HWRCs


Suez UK is to introduce an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system at all civic amenity sites in Greater Manchester, to clamp down on trade waste “abuse”. The plans come under part of Suez’s £1 billion contract ...

10 October 2019

News in brief (10/10/19)


With news on; Sackers wins UK Power Networks contract; Vegware launches courier recycling service; Kings Lynn signs Courtauld commitment, and; Enva achieves zero waste to landfill at Solheim cup.

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